Ticket #2430 (closed defect: wontfix)
GRUB entry for OpenSolaris disappears
|Reported by:||glynnfoster||Owned by:|
|Host type:||Mac OS X|
Description (last modified by frank) (diff)
This is a pretty regularly reproducible problem for running OpenSolaris on VirtualBox on MacOSX, though I'm unsure of the steps to reproduce it (possibly a hard reset)?
At some point, when I start the virtual machine (in this case one of the betas towards OpenSolaris 2008.11), I get to the empty GRUB screen ie. it can't find the configuration from the rpool. Typing in some of the grub commands, I get
grub> kernel$ /platform/i86pc/kernel/$ISADIR/unix -B $ZFS-BOOTFS loading '/platform/i86pc/kernel/$ISADIR/unix -B $ZFS-BOOTFS' cpu: 'GenuineIntel' family 6 model 7 step 6 amd64: CPU does NOT support long mode amd64: CPU does NOT support PAE amd64: CPU does NOT support amd64 executables Error 18: Selected cylinder exceeds max supported by BIOS
One of the OpenSolaris engineers suggested this could be a VBox problem about not forcing the host to flush?